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Spitsbergen Cruises

We think the best way to experience the Far North is on a Spitsbergen cruise. Spitsbergen is the largest island in Norway's Svalbard archipelago and it offers the best opportunities to see polar bears in breathtaking Arctic scenery. As we cruise along the pack ice, you are likely to see bears swimming between ice floes, ambling through backdrops of rugged mountains and glaciers and, on lucky occasions, nursing their young.

But polar bears are only one of the many Arctic wildlife species you are likely to see on a trip to Spitsbergen. Walruses, Arctic foxes, Svalbard reindeer, Minke and humpback whales, and several species of seals (bearded, harp and ringed) and seabirds (dovekies, northern fulmars, Arctic terns and Atlantic puffins to name a few) all are commonly seen both from our ships' decks and when we go ashore in Zodiac inflatable boats.

Spitsbergen gives you a wonderful variety of scenery as well, from expansive glaciers to soaring coastal mountains to delicate wildflowers. Every day offers something different and exciting when you're in Spitsbergen!
 

Fair Isle, Faroes, and Spitsbergen: Birds and Bears

Ocean Adventurer
Ship

Ocean Adventurer
Capacity: 132

Cabins From

$2,995 to $6,995

Scheduled Dates
  • May 23, 2018 - Jun 2, 2018
Up to 15% Off!

Arctic Complete - Spitsbergen, Greenland & Iceland

Polar Pioneer
Ship

Polar Pioneer
Capacity: 54

Cabins From

$11,600 to $21,200

Scheduled Dates
  • Jul 25, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019
  • Aug 17, 2019 - Sep 9, 2019

Arctic Complete – Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland

Polar Pioneer
Ship

Polar Pioneer
Capacity: 54

Cabins From

$11,000 to $19,400

Scheduled Dates
  • Jul 27, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018

Arctic Highlights

Expedition
Ship

Expedition
Capacity: 134

Cabins From

$5,999 to $10,999

Scheduled Dates
  • Sep 2, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018

Around Spitsbergen

Ortelius
Ship

Ortelius
Capacity: 116

Cabins From

$4,900 to $8,850

Scheduled Dates
  • Jul 14, 2018 - Jul 23, 2018
  • Jul 23, 2018 - Aug 1, 2018
  • Aug 1, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018

Around Spitsbergen

Plancius
Ship

Plancius
Capacity: 114

Cabins From

$4,900 to $9,400

Scheduled Dates
  • Jul 6, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018
  • Aug 11, 2018 - Aug 20, 2018
  • Jul 3, 2019 - Jul 12, 2019
  • Jul 12, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019
  • Jul 21, 2019 - Jul 30, 2019
  • Jul 30, 2019 - Aug 8, 2019
  • Aug 8, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019

Around Spitsbergen

Hondius
Ship

Hondius
Capacity: 176

Cabins From

$5,000 to $13,350

Scheduled Dates
  • Jul 5, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019
  • Jul 14, 2019 - Jul 23, 2019
  • Jul 23, 2019 - Aug 1, 2019
  • Aug 1, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019

Around Spitsbergen - Kvitøya

Plancius
Ship

Plancius
Capacity: 114

Cabins From

$4,900 to $9,400

Scheduled Dates
  • Aug 20, 2018 - Aug 29, 2018
  • Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 26, 2019

Around Spitsbergen - Kvitøya

Ortelius
Ship

Ortelius
Capacity: 116

Cabins From

$4,900 to $8,850

Scheduled Dates
  • Aug 19, 2018 - Aug 28, 2018

Around Spitsbergen - Kvitøya

Hondius
Ship

Hondius
Capacity: 176

Cabins From

$5,000 to $13,350

Scheduled Dates
  • Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 19, 2019
  • Aug 19, 2019 - Aug 28, 2019

Franz Josef Land

Sea Spirit
Ship

Sea Spirit
Capacity: 114

Cabins From

$9,495 to $22,995

Scheduled Dates
  • Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 18, 2018
  • Aug 18, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018

Iceland, Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen

Sea Spirit
Ship

Sea Spirit
Capacity: 114

Cabins From

$6,395 to $15,795

Scheduled Dates
  • Jun 16, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018

Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari

Ocean Adventurer
Ship

Ocean Adventurer
Capacity: 132

Cabins From

$5,795 to $13,295

Scheduled Dates
  • Jun 14, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018
  • Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
Up to 20% Off

Introduction to Spitsbergen: Polar Bear Safari

Ocean Nova
Ship

Ocean Nova
Capacity: 78

Cabins From

$5,395 to $8,495

Scheduled Dates
  • Jun 4, 2018 - Jun 12, 2018

North Spitsbergen—Polar Bear & Pack Ice Special

Hondius
Ship

Hondius
Capacity: 176

Cabins From

$4,050 to $10,500

Scheduled Dates
  • Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
  • Jun 21, 2019 - Jun 28, 2019
  • Jun 28, 2019 - Jul 5, 2019

North Spitsbergen—Polar Bear Special

Plancius
Ship

Plancius
Capacity: 114

Cabins From

$3,900 to $7,350

Scheduled Dates
  • Jun 4, 2018 - Jun 11, 2018
  • Jun 15, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018
  • Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018
  • Jun 29, 2018 - Jul 8, 2018
  • May 27, 2019 - Jun 3, 2019
  • Jun 3, 2019 - Jun 10, 2019
  • Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 17, 2019
  • Jun 17, 2019 - Jun 24, 2019

North Spitsbergen—Polar Bear Special

Ortelius
Ship

Ortelius
Capacity: 116

Cabins From

$3,900 to $8,850

Scheduled Dates
  • May 29, 2018 - Jun 5, 2018
  • Jun 12, 2018 - Jun 19, 2018
  • Jun 19, 2018 - Jun 26, 2018
  • Jun 26, 2018 - Jul 5, 2018

Northern Svalbard Explorer

Polar Pioneer
Ship

Polar Pioneer
Capacity: 54

Cabins From

$5,700 to $10,400

Scheduled Dates
  • Aug 30, 2019 - Sep 9, 2019

Norwegian Fjords and Arctic Discovery

Expedition
Ship

Expedition
Capacity: 134

Cabins From

$5,999 to $11,999

Scheduled Dates
  • May 31, 2018 - Jun 14, 2018

Realm of the Polar Bear

Expedition
Ship

Expedition
Capacity: 134

Cabins From

$4,299 to $9,099

Scheduled Dates
  • Jun 14, 2018 - Jun 21, 2018
  • Jun 21, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018
  • Jul 8, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018
  • Jul 25, 2018 - Aug 1, 2018

Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth

Expedition
Ship

Expedition
Capacity: 134

Cabins From

$5,899 to $11,099

Scheduled Dates
  • Jun 28, 2018 - Jul 8, 2018
  • Jul 15, 2018 - Jul 25, 2018
  • Aug 1, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018
  • Aug 11, 2018 - Aug 21, 2018

Spitsbergen & Northeast Greenland

Plancius
Ship

Plancius
Capacity: 114

Cabins From

$5,950 to $12,290

Scheduled Dates
  • Sep 5, 2018 - Sep 18, 2018

Spitsbergen - Greenland - Iceland

Sea Spirit
Ship

Sea Spirit
Capacity: 114

Cabins From

$7,995 to $19,795

Scheduled Dates
  • Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 14, 2018

Spitsbergen Encounter

Akademik Vavilov
Ship

Akademik Vavilov
Capacity: 92

Cabins From

$5,695 to $11,395

Scheduled Dates
  • Jun 28, 2018 - Jul 7, 2018

Spitsbergen Encounter - Photography Symposium

Akademik Vavilov
Ship

Akademik Vavilov
Capacity: 92

Cabins From

$5,695 to $11,395

Scheduled Dates
  • Jun 19, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018
$1000 Off!

Spitsbergen Explorer: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic

Ocean Nova
Ship

Ocean Nova
Capacity: 78

Cabins From

$6,495 to $10,595

Scheduled Dates
  • Jun 12, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018
  • Jun 22, 2018 - Jul 2, 2018
15% Off

Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief

Ocean Adventurer
Ship

Ocean Adventurer
Capacity: 132

Cabins From

$3,495 to $8,295

Scheduled Dates
  • Jul 22, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018
Up to 15% Off!

Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure

Ocean Nova
Ship

Ocean Nova
Capacity: 78

Cabins From

$7,495 to $12,095

Scheduled Dates
  • Jul 2, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018
15% Off

Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Island, Big Adventure

Ocean Adventurer
Ship

Ocean Adventurer
Capacity: 132

Cabins From

$7,895 to $17,395

Scheduled Dates
  • Jun 30, 2018 - Jul 12, 2018
Up to 20% Off

Spitsbergen Odyssey

Polar Pioneer
Ship

Polar Pioneer
Capacity: 54

Cabins From

$5,700 to $10,400

Scheduled Dates
  • Jul 7, 2018 - Jul 17, 2018
  • Jul 17, 2018 - Jul 27, 2018
  • Jul 27, 2018 - Aug 6, 2018
  • Jul 15, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019
  • Jul 25, 2019 - Aug 4, 2019

Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears

Ocean Adventurer
Ship

Ocean Adventurer
Capacity: 132

Cabins From

$7,895 to $17,395

Scheduled Dates
  • Jun 2, 2018 - Jun 14, 2018
Save up to 20%

Spitsbergen – Northeast Greenland

Hondius
Ship

Hondius
Capacity: 176

Cabins From

$12,100 to $17,150

Scheduled Dates
  • Sep 4, 2019 - Sep 17, 2019

Three Arctic Islands: Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen

Ocean Adventurer
Ship

Ocean Adventurer
Capacity: 132

Cabins From

$7,695 to $17,695

Scheduled Dates
  • Jul 27, 2018 - Aug 8, 2018

West Spitsbergen and Polar Ice Edge

Sea Spirit
Ship

Sea Spirit
Capacity: 114

Cabins From

$5,295 to $13,295

Scheduled Dates
  • Jun 27, 2018 - Jul 5, 2018
 
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